Card. Razafindratandra, RIP

Armand Gaétan Cardinal Razafindratandra, Archbishop Emeritus of Antananarivo, Madagascar, has died at 84.

For some years I did the Christmas cards for my old boss H.E. Card. Mayer, now the oldest living cardinal.  Every Cardinal in the College got a card. 

I remember carefully typing out this name and practicing the pronunciation, together with his see.

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  1. Penta says:

    May he rest in peace.

    And….C’mon, Father, there must be a secret to pronouncing his name….And see…

  2. Jack Hughes says:

    you did the Cardinal’s Christmas cards! what was he doing at the time? [Far more important things.]

  3. May he rest in peace!

  4. trespinos says:


    His passing leaves 70 non-electors in the College, 41 of whom were already such at the last conclave. Cdl. Razafindratandra was an elector, not reaching his 80th birthday until August of that year.

  5. irishgirl says:

    May rest in peace!

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